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Residential Education is seeking qualified student leaders to build our dynamic team of Resident Assistants for the 2023-2024 academic year! Applications are due by midnight on February 8, 2023, so don't delay! Please read below carefully to learn more about the position and what you should expect to do in the recruitment process.

What is a Resident Assistant (RA)?

RAs represent Housing & Residential Education as key staff members in its day-to-day operations. As an RA, you’ll live in one of our residence halls and assist students with the transition to campus life. RAs have a variety of responsibilities and must be able to balance a multitude of roles including mentoring, building relationships, helping to solve problems, assisting in emergency situations, and supporting student academic success. Plus, you get to make some great friends along the way! A more complete Job Description can be found here!

Requirements upon Employment:

· Minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA

· Have no significant Code of Conduct violations (no current status above a warning)

· Be enrolled as a full-time student at UMD at the time of employment (at least 12 credits for undergraduate students, 9 credits for graduate students)

· Complete one full academic year at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth by January 1, 2023, including prior enrollment at the University.

 Benefits and Compensation:

· Housing in your assigned area, with the full cost covered through a waiver

· A board allowance (meal plan) based on completed credit hours, cost covered through a waiver

· Each RA is paid for four hours of their RA Lead duty responsibilities each full month of the academic year (September, October, November, February, March, April)

· Ability to register for classes early


So how do you apply for current RA openings?

Participate in an Info session (schedule of these sessions is below) - When you complete the process, you will receive an email with the link to the RA Application for the 2023-24 academic year. This application will be open beginning Friday, January 27th. Applications are due by midnight on February 8, 2023. 


Contact Michelle Black at with any questions/concerns!


Wednesday January 25, 2023 10:00 AM Campus Center Conference Room
Wednesday January 25, 2023 1:00 PM Campus Center Conference Room
Wednesday January 25, 2023 4:00 PM Library 128
Thursday January 26, 2023 1:00 PM Private Dining Room GROVE (top floor)
Friday January 27, 2023 11:00 AM ZOOM
Friday January 27, 2023 Noon Woodland Commons Conference Room 1
Monday January 30, 2023 Noon Campus Center Conference Room
Monday January 30, 2023 2:00 PM ZOOM
Monday January 30, 2023 5:00 PM Spruce 1st floor Lounge
Tuesday January 31, 2023 8:30 AM ZOOM
Tuesday January 31, 2023 5:00 PM Oak Glen Multipurpose Room
Wednesday February 1, 2023 11:00 AM Private Dining Room GROVE (top floor)
Wednesday February 1, 2023 5:30 PM Pine Dale Multipurpose room
Wednesday February 1, 2023 6:30 PM Balsam 1st Floor Lounge
Thursday February 2, 2023 12:30 PM ZOOM
Thursday February 2, 2023 3:00 PM Campus Center Conference Room
Friday February 3, 2023 1:00 PM Charlton College of Business 149